The American Express

Saturday, January 21, 2023

La Quinta, California, USA

PGA WEST Pete Dye Stadium Course

Tom Kim

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Q. Another good round today. Followed 62 yesterday with 67 today. Just thoughts on the round today?

TOM KIM: Good front nine. Little shaky back nine. I walked away with under par on that nine, which is great. Just kind of keeps me in a good spot for tomorrow.

Q. You mentioned how important the birdie was at 12. A little bit of an up-and-down stretch there. That kind of righted the ship for you a little bit.

TOM KIM: A hundred percent. I was in a tough spot. I didn't hit a really good 2-iron off the tee. I pulled it left in that bunker literally a hundred yards right. Put myself in a spot that I couldn't be in. I was on a bogey train. I had two bogeys in a row. Hitting a really good wedge shot from the bunker to give myself a chance for birdie and making that putt kind of calmed me down a little bit to kind of just cruise through the back nine.

Q. Talk about the nice finish. Obviously making lunch taste a little bit better. Talk us through that last birdie.

TOM KIM: Yeah, it was great. I missed a few chances coming in. Obviously a lot of people on 18. I just wanted to hit a good putt and hopefully make it. And just, again, like you said, just make lunch taste a little better.

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